Boeing suspends 787 Dreamliner deliveries
"We removed the battery yesterday and are today inspecting the plane and its components, alongside the US officials," said Japan Transport Safety Board spokesman Mamoru Takahashi.
A picture released by the JTSB showed scorch marks on the blue casing of the battery. Much of what looked like wiring around the eight cells of the battery – the plane's main electrical power unit – was disfigured.
It was the second incident involving the battery, and one of several problems since the beginning of the year, including a taxiing 787 sprouting a fuel leak in Boston.
The problems have cast a cloud over the aircraft heavily dependent on pioneering electrical systems and lightweight composite materials that is meant to be Boeing's future.
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